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“Cooking Matters” workshops being offered this spring!

Program helps families make healthy meals at home on a budget

Cherokee County’s Eat Smart, Move More coalition, which is a part of the KNOW(2) initiative, is proud to announce they are hosting a “Cooking Matters” workshop series at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney this spring. Cooking Matters is a six week nutrition course through Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign that teaches low-income families how to shop on a budget and cook healthy meals.

The six week class is taught by community volunteers and teaches at-home meal preparation, smart grocery shopping, food budgeting and practical nutrition information. Participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class so they can practice what they learned with their families.

Mary Black Health System-Gaffney will again be sponsoring a session for Cooking Matters this spring. Classes to be held at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney, 1530 N. Limestone Street in Gaffney in the cafeteria. Dates and times are Thursdays April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The program is looking for participants who are SNAP-eligible, specifically women with young children who are SNAP-eligible primarily, however not all participants must fit these requirements. The program is free and participants receive incentives for attending at least four of the six classes.

To learn more about the program, visit You can still register for the spring session. Fall registration is also available. Sign-ups for Cooking Matters courses at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney are on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 864-487-1515 to register.

This program is made possible through Eat Smart, Move More Cherokee County, a grant through Clemson Extension and local sponsor, Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.